ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 3rd match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Canada

Sri Lanka won by 210 runs

42.2

Balaji Rao to Perera, 1 run, short googly, skids on as Thisara picks it, hangs back and cuts in front of square for one

42.4

Balaji Rao to Perera, 1 run, nice googly flighted on leg stump, Thisara gets a leading edge as he looks to flick and gets a single to cover

42.6

Balaji Rao to Perera, 1 run, full on leg stump, Thisara moves to the leg side, takes it on the pitch and flicks powerfully for a single

Sri Lanka 273/3   NLTC Perera 3* (3b)

43.1

Davison to Perera, no run, Thisara nearly spoons a catch to short cover. Tossed up on off, he reaches out and drives without getting to the pitch. Almost straight to the fielder

43.2

Davison to Perera, no run, holds it back again, Thisara plays down the ground back to the bowler

43.3

Davison to Perera, 1 run, Thisara turns it over, smears a full ball through mid on for a single. Mahela on 99...

43.5

Davison to Perera, 1 run, Perera gets another single down the ground

Sri Lanka 276/3   NLTC Perera 5* (7b)

44.1

Baidwan to Perera, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, Thisara stays back and works it through midwicket for one

44.3

Baidwan to Perera, no run, keeps it fuller this time, Thisara looks for a vicious whip to the leg side, but misses

44.4

Baidwan to Perera, 1 run, this ons'e sliding down the leg as Thisara clips it behind square for a single

44.6

Baidwan to Perera, FOUR, there you go, Thisara has given a trailer of what he can do. Baidwan assists him with a juicy length ball on leg stump, Thisara sets up a stable base and swings with glee through backward square leg for four

Sri Lanka 284/4   NLTC Perera 11* (11b 1x4)

Photos

Feb 20, 2011

Rizwan Cheema prepares for a big shot, Sri Lanka v Canada, Group A, World Cup 2011, Hambantota, February 20, 2011

Rizwan Cheema prepares for a big shot

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Feb 20, 2011

Sri Lanka and Canada's players shake hands after their match, Sri Lanka v Canada, Group A, World Cup 2011, Hambantota, February 20, 2011

Sri Lanka and Canada's players shake hands after their match

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